William "Bill" Adolphus Coon

April 25, 1939 - January 14, 2021

William “Bill” Adolphus Coon, known to his family as “Cooter”, 81, of Port Arthur, died Thursday, January 14, 2021. He was born on April 25, 1939, in Orange, to Vannie Susan Morrow Coon and Richard Monroe Coon, Sr.

Bill was a Marine, a former Policeman for the city of Houston, and a State Trooper for the state of Texas. He also worked for the Stark Museum in Orange as a security officer for fifteen years, where he retired.

July 3rd, 2006, he married his “Pretty Lady”, Luz. Bill enjoyed taking care of his plants; flowers; fruit trees; talking to neighbors; walking his dog; and “piddling around with things.” He was a real gentleman and enjoyed meeting and speaking with new people. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church and a member of the Knights Columbus, Senior Club and ACTS Brother.

Survivors include his wife, Luz Ramirez, of Port Arthur; sons, Ramie Ramirez and his wife, Patricia, of San Antonio and Felix Ramirez and his wife, Blanca, of Imperial, California; daughter, Peggy Ramirez, of San Antonio; grandchildren, Diego; Giana; Patrick; Viviana; Sophia; Franceska; Gunnery Sgt. USMC Erik; Erika; Michael; Miles; and Miranda; great-grandchildren, Lilly; Aubree; Luca; Joaquin; Alyce; and Abby; and brother-in-law, John Webb.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, George, Richard, Jr., Pete;  sisters, Jeanette Webb, Bessie Smith and Nellie Johnson; and numerous loving nieces and nephews.

In lieu of gifts of flowers, please make any donations to the Hospitality Center in Port Arthur, http://www.catholiccharitiesbmt.org/pages/programs/hospitality.html.

Due to Covid-19 precautions, on Saturday January 23rd, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., the family is allowing friends and family to celebrate Bill’s life at his residence. At 2:00 p.m. a private prayer service will convene for immediate family. A family committal was held at Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland.

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Broussard's Mortuary - Nederland, TX

Broussard's Mortuary - Nederland, TX
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Bob & Rachel Hawkins

Sincere condolences to Luz & her family on the loss of Bill. We both enjoyed getting to know Bill especially thru the OLG Senior Club. He was always so pleasant to be around and helpful by calling Bingo for our group. We will miss him.

Chuck Buzbee

I never met a man who was as kind and caring for others as Bill Coon. At HPD, cops generally got tagged with a nickname and Bill became to be know as "Willie." The year was 1975. and Willie and I became partners and friends. A few years later, Willie met my family and they too, affectionately called him Willie. He was my police partner, business partner, mentor and coffee drinking buddy who could laugh infectiously. I was happy to serve as his best man when he and Luz married. Thank you, Willie for giving me the honor.. So, rest in peace, my friend. But I will still hear your laugh!